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. obama campaign adviser jon schnur defended the president's policies in his first term while romney campaign adviser martin west addressed what a romney administration education plan would look like. this is an hour, 20 minutes. >> here at the american enterprise institute. delighted to have all of you with us today for this conversation, education reform in the next white house, a conversation with the obama and romney campaigns. we have with us today two of the more prominent surrogates who have advised both president obama and governor romney on issues relating to education, that they have been out speaking on behalf of the campaigns and helping to formulate strategy and policy for the next four years. they are not official, paid employees of either the administration or the romney campaign, so they are speaking in that capacity as representatives rather than paid employees. and if there is occasionally a question where in that capacity they have not been privy to specific information, i think we will make allowances. a couple of things before we get started. first, please make s
jon tester and republican congressman are competing in of the closest senate races in the country. the cook political report has it as a tossup. this hourlong debate is courtesy of montana pds. >> moderator: good evening and welcome to tonight's u.s. senate debate sponsored by the billings gazette communications and montana state university killings. i am steve, editor of the gazette and moderator of tonight's forum. many thanks to the billings chancellor, director of university relations dan carver and many others for partnering with us and provide the perfect venue for this exchange of opinions and ideas between representative denny rehberg republican from billings and jon tester. three veteran montana reporters last tonight's questions. from left to right, mike denison is a reporter and a visit state bureau in helena. tom lutey a reporter and jackie yamanaka of yellowstone public radio. the list on public radio and the northwestern broadcast system of broadcasting as well and the gazette is streaming live on billings gazette.com. our timekeeper this neck and a 20-year-old senio
is terrific. jon, back in 2008 the president had pledged he would do what we do with her own family budgets, make sure money is spent wisely. i will go through the entire federal budget he said page by page, line by line, and eliminate programs that don't work and are not needed. what programs have met that criteria and the department of education? what has the president, would have secretary duncan zero doubt because it's ineffective or not a good use of funds? >> the president and the administration have proposed 30-40 programs for elimination because of a lack of evidence on impact. and some of those have been successful, some of those haven't. this is an example worsens when the full-time members, i should note some of those are but some of those are small programs that were critically or three years ago i kept getting funded because of history. i don't even know the names of all those but those are the kind of programs where they don't have evidence of success that should be eliminated. not a all of those have been eliminate by some have. he has also established the principle that actu
show" about a week after 9/11. you remained remember jon stewart said this attack on it happened. it's not a dream, but the aftermath, the recovery is a dream realized and that's martin luther king's dream. whatever barriers we put up our god. even if this is voluntary, any fool can blow something up, but to see these guys come in these firefighters, policemen and people all over the country, literally with buckets rebuilding, that's extort barry and that's why we party one. now 11 years later, we can look at our nation and say it's as divided as it's been in recent memory and maybe we have to concede that some of that unity we experience was, as jon stewart said, just temporary. and that sometimes makes it even more discouraging to watch the spectacle that are national, political system often becomes. but my chapter in "in the shadow of greatness" explains why haven't lost hope. that's because i spent the years surrounding nine elevenths run by people who continue to live that dream and set their differences aside and put themselves in harms way and unfailingly do with their country
presidential nominee made wrong. former presidential hopeful and utah governor jon huntsman, congressman bart gordon, and weekly standard editor william kristol among the speakers at this event, life here at the brookings institution. it is just getting under way. >> leadership style and approach to management. so the questions we will be looking at today is how does the total presidential campaign shed light on the leadership qualities of president obama and governor romney, and what does the camping experience, as we've seen so far, indicate about the approach to management and governance. today with a simple and outstanding panel of speakers to help us analyze these questions. jon huntsman is a past presidential candidate, so he has a lot of authenticity to discuss these leadership questions. but if i know anything about the subject matter i wouldn't be here today. [laughter] >> we are still please you are here. >> the important discussion today. >> many of you know that jon huntsman was elected governor of utah in 2004, when he compiled a very distinguished record. he oversaw major tax an
not proposed cutting contrary to what jon said. and meaning they would follow eligible children to any district or charter school or enable them to enroll in a tutoring program or take courses on line. this step would do three things immediately. first, it would render irrelevant a host of existing regulations on the use of title one funds in particular that burden school district in various ways and constrain innovation and make their lives more difficult and drive up administrative costs. secondly it would put the federal government behind principles that public education funding should be used to empower students, not to empower sluggish and change resistant bureaucracy. and if you eliminate a practical obstacle to creating waited student funding systems with a lot of people are trying to do at the state and local level in that obstacle is the lack of affordability of federal funds, the grants that would be available under affordability program proposals are relatively small. this is not something that would immediately generate large vouchers for all of 4 kids in america. it would accomplis
disappeared. i first realized this of all places while watching "the daily show," and jon stewart said this attack, it happened. it's not a dream but the aftermath of is, the recovery is a dream realize, and that's martin luther king's dream whatever barriers we put up, to see these guys, firefighter, and policemen from all over the country, rebuilding with buckets. that's extraordinary, and that's why we've already won. 11 years later we can look at our nation and say, well, it's as divided as it's been in recent memory, and maybe he haven't conceived some of the unity we experienced was, as jon stewart said, was just temporary, and that sometimes makes it even more discouraging to watch the spectacle that our national political systems often become. but my chapter of "in the shadow of greatness" explains why i haven't lost hope. that's because i've spent the years since 9/11 surrounded by a group of people who continue to live that dream. and who continue to set their differences aside and put themselves in harm's way, and unfailingly do what thunder country asked of them. and these
to get something done. >> retired supreme court justice jon paul stevens talked monday of the second amendment and gun laws. the third longest serving justice was the author of the 2006 and 2008 dissent on the cases before the court. his remarks at the center to prevent gun violence are in our >> the mass shooting a movie theater just outside of denver colorado in aurora a gunman acting alone in the opening fire. >> [inaudible] just two weeks after the shooting in our rot colorado a gunman opened fire. >> -- aurora colorado a gunman opened fire. >> they called police about a suspicious person and he had been shot in the chest. >> a lot of people can relate to our situation and it breaks their heart just like it breaks mind. at the popular cafe minutes later four people were fatally shot and another wounded as the gun man stands alone he's holding what appears to be a gun. we are going to take you now to chicago where the past weekend at least 52 people were shot, eight of them killed. >> 8-year-old shot selling candy outside her home. >> far from downtown attractions in a weekend of
feeling frustrated at "newsweek." this was when jon meacham was the editor. they suddenly were feeding like nobody was listening to what they were saying, somehow guys with equal or lesser credentials were getting better assignments, getting faster promotions. but this was a young woman who are raised to believe that you could do it anything and be anything you want to be. and also felt that they were post-feminists. the sex wars were all over, we were all equal now. so it couldn't be discrimination. it must be that they were not good enough, that they just weren't talented enough. and then somebody at "newsweek" in the library who had been a longtime told him that in this case of "newsweek" 40 years ago by the women, which they had no idea about. there was no evidence at "newsweek" anymore about this case. so when my favorite stories is they went on google and googled it, and they couldn't find anything so they felt it's not in google, it must not have existed. [laughter] and then someone gave them susan brown miller's memoir and our time, susan had written some pages about our suits
is going to be debate style. both mardy and jon are going to make opening remarks and we are then going to open up to a series of topics. i will pose questions and they will respond and be free to question one another and respond to one another. and we will proceed through the series of issues for the duration. the d date is being live tweeted if you choose to join the conversation please use the hash tag #edudebate. speaking first for the camp is marty west of the school for the kitchen deputy director of the harvard kennedy school program on education policy and governments and an executive editor of education next. mardy kuhl edited the book from school housed courthouse. the judiciary role in the education. he's also published widely in academic journals and media outlets and she joins us today as the chair of romney's que 12 education policy group. speaking second for the obama camp is jon schnur, the executive chairman of executive chiefs. during the clinton administration he served as president clinton's white house assistant director for education policy, senior policy adviser o
. kyrillos it is your turn. you began. kyrillos: thank you very much. senator menendez following a jon corzine economic strategy. we see the same kinds of challenges now in washington that are affecting the country as a whole. too much taxing, too much spending, higher debt and of course the proof of what the results are where we have 23 million americans out of work. i asked him, given the results of unemployment, higher gas prices, higher food prices, if you had to do it all over again would you do it again and he said he would do it absolutely the same. i'm going to give him another chance to answer my question. menendez: i would love to and i hope this time he will not misquote me. what i said was to make sure middle class taxes got cut $3500 for the average middle income family and the ability to make sure to million new jersey and didn't get hit by an additional tax, the aft that i save them from working with a republican senate. expanding the child tax credit and the extrication opportunity tax credit to help young people get through college and help them as realize that. yes i
this at the communication convention, i actually rot a clip of john daly -- jon stewart on "the daily show", really lampooning her speech that she gave after in response to president bush's last state of the union. anybody who has given the response to the state of the union is someone who is perceived as an upper newcomer in the party. it was not well done. i have seen some heads shaking. john stewart had a great time lampooning that speech. and a lot of other people had written about it. from a communication perspective, she was not inspirational. in kansas would bring anything to the ticket for john kerry and i was a lot of what was written in 2004. she's not going to bring a whole lot here. and that was true. flush it is foreign-policy experience. she said really the thing that made a difference in joe biden versus her wasn't foreign-policy experience and she agreed those essential appears to shoot several strikes start, but she's been a very good cabinet secretary. and who knows what that may take her 2016. >> okay. part or i suspect i know who will take the lead him out of nancy kassebaum. >>
discussion about it. i also want to thank my fellow panelists. jon alterman said this morning that we were the all-star team of north africa experts, right? and i appreciate that, i really, really do. it's kind of like being an all-star ping pong player. there's just not that many of us. i also, i appreciate the comments, the 18th of north african experts in that same sort of reference. i think that doctor has to be mr. t. >> so i'm going to do something i think a little unusual for a conference, and what i'd like to do is put out a couple of scenarios or in al simpson as for where north africa might be hitting. i don't intend the sinners to be exhaustive but i don't intended to be definitive. instead i hope they are speculative and assert help their are provocative and they can serve as fuel for discussion. before we do that though, it's important established a base case. where do we think these countries in north africa are. and then from there we can project down were so we think they might be going. what are their trajectory. lastly i would like to propose some alternate trajectory but
presence. six -- since then i have been teaching at universities, going on the jon stewart show. the thing to explain their real danger not just to my life but named from anybody from the book at all was never from random violent individuals always state-sponsored terrorism. the paid profession -- professional assassins. >> and a number of attacks on bookstores. there was a bookstore not just burned to the people going into the bookstores at the publishing company is. and a great tragedy was the translator of the professor that was murdered at his university in japan. and the attempt to murder the norwegian publisher. but this was the war. and all these cases these were professional hits. >> it was not spontaneous the danger was high from the turn of the century when refi they managed to get the iranians to back down. so really most of the danger went away. >> what is the difference between fata and the bounty? how do you deal with that? >> >> nobody has ever taken in this gentleman seriously. even than iran. it is clear he does not have the money. anybody can say $3 billion but if you don
over to dr. zoubir. thank you. >> good morning. thank you for the kind invitation from jon and haim. haim was very tough with me. he gave me a huge list of questions to address before coming here, particularly on al-jazeera. so i will divide my presentation into too. one was prepared, the other one will be sort of, i will try to wing it because of the questions that came from the audience earlier today, particularly from the young diplomat from communist diplomat who asked about what's going on with the region in general, and also a little bit about what's going on in the periphery of the maghreb because from my perspective, cannot now distinguish the two regions. in terms of security issues. but the first one i'd like to address, about al-jazeera. i would not repeat -- algeria. but some points might be similar. it was very interesting that in january 2011, if you watched the needy come and remember my friend contacted me or contact most people work on the region and said, so what is going to happen in algeria? what is going to happen in a jury? algeria is next. so the question that
. thanks, also, to jon alterman and csis for hosting this conference on the maghreb in transition, seeking stability in an era of uncertainty. i also wish to acknowledge dr. terrab for his strong support of this important conference and members of the diplomatic corps as well. now, why are we here, and why is this conference so timely? well, to start with what happens in this dynamic region has far-reaching consequences for our own security and prosperity. and we know very well that it is most important to the people of this region whose aspirations and ambitions deserve to be met. but recent events have raised questions about what lies ahead, what lies ahead for the region, what lies ahead for the rest of us who have watched with great hope as general scowcroft said, the events that have unfolded in the maghreb. a terrorist attack in benghazi, the burning of an american school in tunis, these and other scenes of anger and violence have understandably led americans to ask what is happening, what is happening to the promise of the arab spring? and what does this mean for the be united state
jeff flake to succeed senator jon kyl. the former surgeon general actually has, i think, pretty good opportunities to be successful on november 6th. it's a race that's being watched nationally and may increase the number of latinos in the united states senate. in texas former solicitor general ted cruz has excellent opportunities to be elected on november 6th, becoming the first hispanic to represent hispanics in the united states senate from texas. in the united states house, there are currently 24 latinos serving the u.s. house of representatives. two are not running for re-election, charlie gonzales, the current chairman of the hispanic caucus, is retiring from congress, and silvestre reyes lost his primary race. of the 22 latinos who are running either all of them are running for re-election and have excellent prospects of being reelected, or are being challenged by other candidates who also are hispanic. which leads us to our projections that at least five new faces, latino faces, will join the u.s. congress on november 6th. leading to, at minimum, an increase of, net increase o
an outstanding panel speakers to help us analyze these questions. jon huntsman is a past president recanted it, so he has a lot of authenticity to discuss these leadership questions. >> if i knew anything about the subject matter i would not be here. [laughter] >> well, we are still pleased you are here. >> important discussion today. >> many of you know that john huntsman was elected governor of utah in 2004 when he compiled a very distinguished record. he oversaw a major health care reform and also major improvements in public education following his service as governor he was appointed by president obama as ambassador to china in 2009. he left that position to run for president and gained tremendous respect for his forthright discussion of important policy challenges. this fall governor huntsman actually joined the brookings institution as a distinguished fellow. we are pleased to call him our colleague. barbara gordon is a practicing attorney and partner and also a distinguished fellow at the council on competitiveness. a former u.s. representative from the state of tennessee. he served in
of the panelists. has there been any discussion about what's going on in other countries -- jon, the center. there hasn't been discussion what is going on among the countries. they are in transition and have hundreds of years of relationships. lots of affinity particularly of this between algeria and morocco but there's been many visits between senior government officials from all the countries, private sector, they are participating. what is your sense if not on the government level on the civil society level of the activities among the society in algeria, tunisia and morocco? >> we will go into this on the panel but in terms of the gentleman's questions if anyone wants to tackle that on the political level. >> that's a good question. >> which do you mean? >> [inaudible] >> increased interactions since whatever, the arab uprising among officials with their neighbors in tunisia have there been more interactions in tunisia which has taken a leadership role in resurrecting the amu? where is that going or anywhere? with regard to morocco, does it have a broader regional role now in a had two y
in the partisan with post jon cubic. this is booktv.org with more on this weekend's television schedule. >> booktv's visit to augusta, maine with time warner cable highlight some of the rich literary culture of the area. the city of agusta has evolved from being a trading post in the 1700s to being a magazine publishing hub from the 1800s to the 20th century and also home to harriet beecher stowe, author of uncle tom's kevin. our coverage of the visit continues. >> the only city that actually has a major river and we occupied both sides of the river so we have an east and west side of the river and the river has become a defining point so that is unique. the other thing is what is unique is the state capital, we have access -- we host the state legislature and the governor's mansion and have all the government services you would expect to have with it being the state capital. state capital has its benefits. we are proud of being the state capital. i am sure if you have been to the state government in your backyard, it can pose some difficulties and stresses but we have a good working relationshi
potatoes left on the plate. jon huntsman. show thy wee. he likes to speak mandarin in his sleep. arlen specter. lincoln chafee. you understand your boos fall on deaf ears because these are courageous men of great principle and great conviction because when push came to shove, they really weren't conservative at all. in other words, they really weren't republican, at least successful ones. so our second award for tonight is appropriately called, and this is in true fashion, the vast right-wig -- right-wing knuckle draggers award. to demonstrate this hostility to all things conservative, now need only compare their treatment of us and ten their treatment of their fellow liberals. so we're going to give you a sampling to prove the point just so you get it. so you think dan quayle v. al gore, you think maybe bush v. obama, you think george clooney v. clint eastwood. their idea of balance. ♪ >> quayle and his supporters throw a protective arm around the national guard as though the institution itself were under attack. it, of course, is not. he and his apart id i don't care rah si are. >>
on the jon stewart show. it doesn't seem -- well, that's dangerous. [laughter] no if, i mean, it's -- the thing to explain to you is that the real danger to not just my life, but to all those who remembered the fatwa also named anybody who was involved in the book at all, so it included publishers, translators, booksellers, etc. the real danger was never from, like, random, violent individuals. the danger was always state-sponsored terrorism. it was the paid professional assassins of the iranian state and can its proxies. that was what the danger was. and that was -- >> and there were some attacks. >> and there were, you know, there were a number of attacks, yes. there were attacks on bookstores, there was bookstores in america like cody's bookstore in berkeley, california, was fire bombed, there was a bookstore in london that was fire boxed twice. there were bookstores all over the world that were attacked. and not just burned, but people going into stores and threatening people who worked there and in publishing companies and then -- well, the great tragedy was that the book's
about it either by the >> moderator: jon margolis? >> he claimed that president bush and republicans would lead the trust fund and you are bound to protect it. as chairman of the senate finance committee you must know that there is something to the argument of your fellow democrat that some restraint on social security growth may be needed for the benefits as regular income. in fact you once voted for and spoke for a six month delay on the cost of living increases for social security. senator, aren't you and governor dukakis using this issue politically rather than dealing with it responsibly? bentsen: i hate to disappoint my good friend bob strauss but we have a contract with the american people on social security, and social security is an issue where senator quayle voted eight times to cut the benefits on social security. this administration came and tried to cut the benefits $122 a month for the retirees to cut the benefits for 62-year-old retirees tried to do an end run on social security when they first came in after promising not to cut it, to cut it by some 20 million. and wh
/50. one can do this then how come the other candidate has been a half. if you're on the wrong side of jon corzine is like 75, 25. [inaudible] >> not the first time. [laughter] >> so you have this come of it as you move back into the party committees to an independent expenditure in ads, which actually still is an unintended consequence and mistake that should be able to work with the candidate and the campaign. but you start squeezing the amount of money spent by the candidates in the party committees are filling up. so what is happening is rather than each candidate trying to get about 50% of what it sat on the air, each candidate is now getting 20% of what is spent on the air and the other 60%, probably even
tonight, like charlie crist. get at least a few mashed potatoes left on the plate. jon huntsman. he likes to speak manner asleep. arlen specter, lincoln chafee. but you understand the pitcher bruce ball into ears because these are courageous man of great principle and great conviction because when push came to shove, they really were conservative at all. in other words, they really were republicans, at least successful ones. so our second award for tonight is appropriately called, and this is inter-mrc brent bozell fashion, the vast right wing knuckle drivers award. now, to demonstrate his doors all things conservative, what you need to do? you need to only compare their treatment of us and then their treatment of their fellow liberals. so we are going to give you a sampling now over the years to prove the point, just so you get it. so you think dan quayle versus al gore. you think maybe bush versus obama. you think george clooney versus clint eastwood. their idea of balance. ♪ >> quayle and his supporters story protective arm around the national guard is that the institution itself und
. between shelly berkeley and her opponent. defeat steven, jon, and their opponents. they're not bad people and i'm new york city not trying to get you -- i'm not trying to get you torn up and upset. i'm telling you the truth. this is what is going to happen. if you really -- if you want north korea come back, quicker, stronger, broader, deeper, more modern, more relevant to the future, if you want to rebuild the 21st century american middle class and just as important give poor people a ladder in to it, you have to make the right choice. [applause] at nevada, look at the crowd you are the picture of america's future. go out there and claim it on election day. god bless you. [cheering and applause] [cheering and applause] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ presidential debate thursday night live on c-span c-span radio and online at c-span.org. watch and engage. coming up next, here on c-span2, a discussion on women's health care in contraceptive services. then the vice president of spain's largest bank talks about the european debt crisis. that's followed bay discussion on the foreign policy plan
in that fashion. >> technically jon stewart and stephen colbert. >> i think that was illegal. if i was on fec, i would say that as a violation. when they sat their present a talk together letter to one another, i would say that's a violation of the law. there were two other players worth mentioning that are minor players, but what is a super pac as opposed to good old fashion plain old pack? a good old-fashioned pack, which has been around forever, a longtime, continued contributions. you're limited how much you can give any pack a new independent expenditures so we can commonness as to be more common, give money to agree to candidate campaigns. the one final players will be my college in eric 527. as kim said, a super pac is a form of 527. a generic 527 in 2004 is a group that sends money on issue ads that sound a lot like political ads, but technically don't advocate the election to receive a candidate. the reason i mention that is that if groups are not defined as 501-c4, they wouldn't have to go out of business. you just become 520 sevens. it does mean they would report donors to irs. >> i t
. but they can't actually talk and collaborate in that fashion. >> technically. jon stewart and stephen colbert did -- >> i think that were illegal isolate. >> when stephen colbert speak when they pretended to talk to one of their lawyers. i would say that was a violation of law. there are two other players that are minor but quickly with mentioned the one is a super pac opposed to a good old-fashioned plain old pack. it can take only limited contributions to your limit to how much money you can give to aipac, and the pac and and independent expenditures, or do this before, davis went directly to candidate campaigns. that's what aipac gives. the one final players will we might call a generic 527, as ken said super pac is a form of 527, aipac, a generic 527, talked about in 2004 is a group that spends money on issue ads that sound a lot like political ads by technically don't advocate the election or any can do. the reason i mention this is if groups were not defined as 501(c) fours, it's not like the witnesses shall have to go out of business, they would just become 527s and he does think it wo
. on line at c-span ride yo and online at c-span.org. >>> yesterday federal trade commission chair jon leibowitz spoke about his agencies effort to put an end to illegal robo calls. he was speaking at ftc in washington. after his remarks we'll learn more about the evolution of phone kmigss and how the agency is structured. this is an hour and 40 minutes. >> we're exceeding glad all of you are here whether in person via the web or via phone dial-in now right? yes. at the ftc we pride ourselves on the fact we take a multifaceted approach to consumer protection issues. enforcement, education, policy, and advocacy. today's summit is a living example of what we mean. here you are, distinguished technologists, telecommunications experts and law enforcers, all sitting together in one room to help brainstorm on ways to stop the onslaught and it is an onslaught, of illegal robo calls. now, everyone here knows that robo calls are intrusive and disruptive because probably all of us in this room have experienced them. that's bad enough, but by deceptively pitching phony products and services such
election to succeed retiring u.s. senator jon kyl is a very competitive race. the former surgeon general actually has pretty good opportunities to be successful november 6th. it's a race being watched nationally in the increase in number of latinas in the united states senate. in texas, former solicitor general ted cruz has excellent opportunities to be elect at becoming the first hispanic to represent texas in the united states senate. in the united states house, there is currently 24 latina serving the u.s. house of representatives. two are not running for reelection. charlie gonzalez, chairman of the hispanic caucus is retiring from congress. of the 22 latinos who are running from either all or running for reelection of excellent prospects of being reelected or being challenged by the candidates also are his panic. our projections of at least five new faces, latino faces which are in the u.s. congress on november 6, leading to a minimum and increase of three latinas in congress for a total number 27 latinas in the united states house. now, those who are most likely to be elected in no
these questions. jon huntsman is a past presidential candidate so he has a lot of authenticity to discuss leadership question. >> if i know anything about the subject matter, i wouldn't be here today. >> well, we are still pleased that you are here. many of you know that transfer was elected governor of utah in 2004, week about a very distinguished record. he oversaw a major tax on health care reform and also major improvements in public education. following his service as governor, he was appointed by president obama as ambassador to china in 2009. he left a position to run for president and gained a tremendous respect for his forthright discussion of important policy challenges. this fall, governor huntsman asked to join brookings institution a distinguished fellow, so we are pleased to call him our colleague. bart gordon as partner at k. and l. gates and distinguished fellow at the council on competitiveness. burke is a former representative from the state of tennessee. he served in congress for 26 years. from 2007 to 2010 he served as chairman of the house committee on science and tec
potatoes left on the plate. jon huntsman. sorry, he likes to speak mandarin in his sleep. arlen specter. boo. lincoln chafee. but you understand, your boos fall on deaf ears because these are courageous men of a great principle and great conviction because when push came to shove they really were not conservative at all. in other words, they really weren't republican, at least the careful ones. some hour second award for tonight is appropriately called, and this is true in mrc brent fashioned the knuckle-draggers award. what do you need to do? you need only compare their treatment of us and in their treatment of their fellow liberals. so we are going to give you a sampling. over the years to prove the point just so you get it. so you think dan quayle versus al gore, you think maybe bush versus obama, maybe george clooney verses clint eastwood, their idea of balance. ♪ >> they put an arm around in national guard over the institution of attack. this of course is not. he and his mediocracy and hypocrisy. >> he's chosen as a great leader of strength. >> i must say i was struck by the expa
. jon, do you feel like, you know, the election and these promises being made put us in the hole, as gene said, or do you feel like they're illuminating some of the ways that people in congress and whoever has the white house next could compromise? >> i think the winners will see as a clear mandate for exactly what they campaigned on. i've never been convinced that a person who's voting once for president, once for a house member and potentially two or three times for senators is able to articulate a clear vision of his or her vision for levels of tax, levels of spending, future growth rates, etc. but the winners will certainly divine out of the results the vision they want. this campaign, i think, has been -- like all campaigns -- some ideas with a whole lot of negative campaigning by both sides. so whether, you know, how voters then are really casting their votes and what they're voting for, to me, is kind of a mystery. >> yeah. what about this end? do you feel like people will take away certain things from the election on the hill and in the administration? >> you know, i tend
gone into detail about exactly what that screwup was. i think jon stewart is asking him, him, was it a script of the intelligence community was not -- the white house did not have clear-cut indication that the intelligence community during or after the attack, or was it a screwup here late that security was not adequate enough to protect the life of the american ambassador. >> secretary clinton was traveling there and you had this story from the heat oppressed. secretary clinton said i'm responsible for complex security. talk us through the command. >> the secretary was absolutely correct to take responsibility. the secretary is the president said during the debate, so we're going to have a buck stops here moment. that moment will be with the president. there's a lot of talk about how clinton was falling on her sword, trying to make herself look more presidential by doing this. frankly when you're the secretary of state in him and asks you about a failure, obviously a failure to protect american diplomats abroad. you have to take responsibility. what else can you say? no, it
defense spending, my name's jon shermer, u.s. army, obviously. the question is, well, there's three components to defense spending. you know, you've got your force structure, you've got your readynd, and you've got your modernization. and what are the effects of defense spend anything each of those on the economy? you know, et seems to me to look at it from the aggregate is interesting, but to also drill down into, you know, a dollar that goes into force structure, what does that buy us from an economic perspective, a dollar that goes into modernization, what does that buy us, and a dollar that goes into readiness, what does that buy us? >> you'd have to have a market in which those things are priced, and we don't have that. we just can ask the question much more qualitatively what are the contributions of those functions to, quote, national security, unquote, and then try to put a value on that, or at least an effectiveness measure. it's like trying to measure the military effectiveness of a division. how do we do that? well, we have division-equivalent firepower, and we love score
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